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Uneasy Unload

During the run-up to Election 2013, the phrase ‘baba ta easy load ka’ (send baba some easy load) had become the bane of the ANP’s existence. Talk about the 800...

A Case For Fatalism

Of the many ignorant and morally offensive words spewed out by Imran Khan after the Peshawar church attack none were more egregious than his castigation of the ANP for...

NA-1: The Tsunami Breaker

By the morning of May 12, the PTI’s tsunami had officially swept through Peshawar valley. This was a victory that was mostly at the expense of the ANP, thus prompting...

After The Tsunami

Countless bomb blasts, devastating floods, a massive jailbreak in which hundreds of suspected militants escaped, a demoralised police force facing devastating attacks, a...

First They Came For The Communists…

It was a cold, misty evening in Karachi some months ago. At a friend’s place, Zahra Shahid Hussain was trying to convince a motley group of PTI enthusiasts and critics...

When The Field Is Uneven

These are desperate times in Pakistan. With elections right round the corner, the parties of the political coalition that ruled the country the past five years – the...

Terror, Corruption And The ANP

The Awami National Party (ANP) began its campaign with the slogan ‘pur amn Pakistan’. However, in the aftermath of the attack on the Bilours of Peshawar, an...

New Faces

Since the 1980s, British democracy produced nine prime ministers, two of them – Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair – elected for three consecutive terms each based on...

The Jiyalas And The Red Shirts

A grenade attack on the home of a PPP candidate in Peshawar is followed by a deadly suicide attack on an Awami National Party rally in the city. Events of this nature...

Elections Without A Mandate

The 2013 election is stillborn – at least till now. With less than four weeks left to the polls, the political landscape has barely moved forward from the preliminary...

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